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in the jodi arias trial where her own defense attorney today admitted, he doesn't like her but he still says, she did not commit first-degree murder. we'll have more interesting remarks from her defense attorney and the potential 2016 preview, the event that will have hillary clinton and governor chris christie sharing the same stage. it is just one of the things we thought you should know. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood te
for the last hour calling jodi arias a manipulative individual who wants to play the victim. in a big break for the defense earlier, the trial judge told a jury they can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. arias is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting death of her boyfriend, travis alexander in 2008. she has confessed to killing him and could face the death penalty if convicted. nbc has been informing the proceedings out of phoenix for us. diana, back to the judge's decision. did that catch everyone off guard or by surprise? >> reporter: yeah, you know, everyone in the courtroom said, wow, now this jury has options. that is big a deal here. they can choose to go for a second-degree murder or a manslaughter. both of which carry sentences of years in prison as opposed to first-degree murder which carries the death penalty. so now if there is a juror that has any shred of doubt that she was a cold-blooded murderer, they can choose to go with a lesser option and that's considered a big win for the defense. i want to tell you though. this is a really tough decisi
, accused murderer jodi arias is one step closer to learning her fate in the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend. moments from now closing arguments will begin in this high-profile case, which for four straight months unfolded like a lifetime movie. but the sexually explicit revelations, sheering consistencies in arias' testimony and a laundry list of courtroom drama were all too real. nbc's diana alvear is outside the courtroom. what can we expect today? >> reporter: hi, thomas. well, they're going to start with jury instructions then they're going to head straight into closing arguments. you'll be listening for two separate kinds of arguments. prosecutors want to nail down once and for all that jodi arias committed cold-blooded premeditated murder. that she knew what she was doing when she killed travis alexander. for example, she dyed her hair a couple days before she last saw him, that she bought gas cans and filled them up so she wouldn't have to stop at a gas station. the defense wants to get the death penalty off the table. they want to do that by trying to get the jurors to see
. and passengers were booked on other flights. >>> the sensational murder trial of jodi arias could soon be in the hands of a jury. nearly four months of testimony from 36 witnesses concluded late wednesday, with attorneys prepping for closing arguments. the 32-year-old has admitted to shooting and stabbing her then-boyfriend, travis alexander, in 2008. she argues it was in self-defense. arias' lawyers says she was abused leading up to the murder. and called expert witnesses to convince jurors she suffered from posttraumatic stress. but prosecutors contend that arias is a calculating and cold-blooded killer who can't keep her story straight. >>> more than 400 firefighters in southern california are battling a fast-moving wildfire, jeweled by santa ana winds. so far, the blaze has burned nearly 3,000 acres, destroyed 1 home and displaced thousands of residents. >> reporter: the fire broke out in the san bernadino mountains. it sent a cloud of thick smoke billowing into the sky, blanketing the nearby valley. the flames consumed at least one home. and forced officials to evacuate a neighbor
that crashed in kyrgyzstan yesterday. a third crew member is still missing. >>> jurors in the jodi arias murder case will not deliberate this weekend after they began deliberating for about an hour yesterday. arias is charged with first degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. >>> the sandy hook elementary building task force last night put off a decision on where to build a new school. it's considering rebuilding at the same location, or nearby. >>> the tsa says airport screeners in maui confiscated a dagger disguised as a hair brush handle. the same type of dagger was also discovered in phoenix this week. >>> and the first leg of a fuel-free flight across the country is over. the solo powered airplane landed in phoenix early this morning after an 18-hour journey from northern california. it has four more flights to reach new york and make history as the first solar powered plane to go across country. and those are your fast five headlines. >>> the 139th run for the roses gets under way today at churchill downs. the first jewel of racing's triple crown is known for its horses, hats, and mi
. >>> the jodi arias murder trial is now in the hands of the jury. they deliberated for just a few hours yesterday. they will now have the weekend off. 32-year-old arias is charged with the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. >>> the pressure on pepsi became too much. the soda company cut its tied to lil wayne, all stems from wheezy's crude letter ago ill reference to civil rights murder emmett till. >>> the nra's annual meeting in houston is entering its second day today, the organization's ceo and vice president, wayne lapierre, rallied the faithful by taking his stand and darketing the usual suspects. >> our feet are planted firmly if the foundation of freedom, unswayed by the winds of political and media insanity, and to the political and media leads who scorn us, we say let them be damned. >> nbc's casey hunt for us in houston. how did the comment goes over with the crowd? i imagine it was like throwing red meat to a bapack of wolves? >> went over very well. the room was on its feet several times during his pretty long speech standing ovations, whistles and ch
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